Godstowe Voted top by Tatlers Schools
The Tatler Schools Guide 2011 features Godstowe as one of the top 230 Prep and Public Schools in the UK.
The Guide says that 'this is a school that is going from strength to strength,' and continues, 'the girls are winning vast numbers of scholarships, exhibitions and awards – and, remarkably, Godstowe really is fervently non-selective.'
Here is the entry in full:
"Godstowe has become something of a treasure, a British institution by default as it is one of the last all-girls’ preparatory boarding schools in the country. Despite being one of a dying breed, this is a school that is going from strength to strength. Under well-liked head David Gainer, pupil numbers have shot up from 260 to a positively bulging 380 in just four years. And facilities on the slightly scruffy site are improving dramatically as well, with a £2 million development plan that will see the construction of a new indoor sports hall, refurbishment of an existing gym into a dedicated theatre and drama space, and new all-weather tennis courts. The girls are winning vast numbers of scholarships, exhibitions and awards – and, remarkably, Godstowe really is fervently non-selective. It’s not all heads in books, though. In the past year these jet-setters have racked up a lacrosse tour of America’s East Coast, a music visit to Prague and a ski trip to Lake Tahoe in California which culminated in a few days’ shopping in San Francisco."